Wellington walks - Map and guide
Ara Rēhia o Pōneke - Wellington walks map
Whatever your mood, there’s a walk for you – whether you’re after a relaxing wander through our parks and gardens or keen for a more challenging hike around the coast. They offer unbeatable views, and most are only minutes from the city centre.
Pick up a copy of our brochure from our Service Centre, Department of Conservation Visitor centre and Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre or download it as a PDF in English or Te Reo Maori from this page.
You can also use our Wellington Walks webmap (English) and Ara Rehia o Poneke webmap (Te Reo Maori) to find a track and help navigate on your mobile.
To ensure public safety and enhance the experience for walkers and runners, some parks and tracks are closed to mountain biking and cyclists. To find a bike-free track, check out our Walking-only tracks map.
Our city has been shaped by earthquakes, the greywacke hills worn down by wind, and the valleys carved by water. Extreme weather has created a rugged but resilient coastline.
Our native forests support a thriving ecosystem of birds, lizards and insects. To see the best examples of remnant podocarp/kohekohe-tawa forest in Wellington, visit Khandallah Park and Otari-Wilton’s Bush, New Zealand’s only native botanic garden.
For more information about exploring trails around the Wellington region visit wellingtonregionaltrails.com.
Dogs must be on leads outside dog exercise areas. Please remember to clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.